One of the best quotes ever

8 Mar

The Doctor: Any number that reduces to one when you take the sum of the square of its digits and continue iterating it until it yields 1 is a happy number, any number that doesn’t, isn’t. A happy prime is both happy and prime. Now *type it in*!
[aside]
The Doctor: I dunno, talk about dumbing down. Don’t they teach recreational mathematics anymore?

“42” – Doctor Who, Series 3

What other shows do you know of that talk about aliens, math, and guys with really awesome hair? And that’s why I like Doctor Who. Ahh, David Tennant, how we will miss you so. 😦

GO RECREATIONAL MATH!!

–Agent M

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3 Responses to “One of the best quotes ever”

  1. smlaarg March 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    379 is a happy prime.

  2. Lord FlabbyPants March 12, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Recreational math. Hmmmmmm… like how you can get your calculator to say the square of 1 is 1.00000001? Which should be impossible.

    • smlaarg March 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

      Probably. Of course, it was something just made up on a TV show. 😛 But it’s very fun trying to come up with them. Some more happy numbers: 86, 68, 331, 19, 91, 10, 100…Very fun to do…or at least for me.

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